New NCTN Initiative: RCR and DTL Broadcast

Thursday, July 6, 2017

CCTG Participating Sites and Investigators

As you may be aware, the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) of the US NCI is planning to launch a new Registration and Credential Repository (RCR) system and a Delegation of Tasks Log (DTL) in the coming months.  These systems are being developed to address requirements for ICH-GCP compliant conduct for NCTN trials, including documentation of qualifications, training, and study specific delegation of tasks.

RCR is an online self-service registration application that will allow users to electronically sign and upload documents for both Investigators and Associates.  RCR will be released Monday, July 31st, 2017.

DTL is an application on the CTSU members' website which allows the investigator responsible for conduct of the study at the site (termed as Clinical Investigator - CI) to delegate study-related tasks to qualified individuals at the site on designated studies.  DTL will be piloted in August, 2017 for select NCTN trials.

The CTSU has distributed detailed information about RCR and DTL in its regular broadcasts and has posted this information on under the Broadcast/Newsletter section.  You can also reference this information from the links below until July 31st, 2017:

CCTG Member Centres that participate or intend to participate on NCI-supported trials should have Registration Coordinators who will be responsible for managing the RCR accounts at their site. Each investigator will be allowed one Registration Coordinator along with one back up Registration Coordinator.

We encourage centres to prepare by ensuring that they have set up Registration Coordinators with CTSU. To setup a Registration Coordinator:
Send an email to with a subject line of “Make Me a Registration Coordinator” and include the RCs full name, CTEP person ID, CTEP site code, and a list of investigators (CTEP investigator ID and full name) for whom they will be the RC.

Centres should also set up a Primary Shipping Designee for your clinical sites(s). To setup a Primary Shipping Designee:
Send an email to with a subject line of “Establishing a Primary Shipping Designee for CTEP {Site Code} and CTEP {Site Name}” and include the Shipping Designee’s full name and CTEP person ID (*Hint – a pharmacist with a pharmacy shipping address is strongly preferred).

Thank you for your attention on this matter,

Lisbeth Muttersbach, MSc.
Roster Coordinator
Canadian Cancer Trials Group
Queen's University